End-User Workshops

3rd End-User Workshop Presenting the nearly final results of the FP7 project

Date: June 1st, 2017
Place: Munich, Germany
Agenda: Agenda of the workshop

Presentations

Overview of the project: purpose, objectives and ambitions 

Requirements and accuracy needs of nowcasting applications for Concentrating Solar Technologies

Investigated nowcasting methods with all sky cameras and their validation

Nowcasting methods based on satellite images

Nowcasting methods using NWP models

Validation and uncertainty assessment of the DNICast nowcasting methods.pdf" target="_blank">Validation and uncertainty assessment of the DNICast nowcasting methods

Nowcasting method combination

Impact of spatially-resolved DNI nowcasting on Concentrating Solar Technologies

Assessment of the effect of DNI nowcasting on the yield of exemplary CSP plants for a time dependent feed-in tariff

Web demonstrator for the DNICast results

Integration of DNICast methods in CSP plants.pdf" target="_blank">Integration of DNICast methods in CSP plants


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2nd End-User Workshop "Applications of Observations and Forecasts of Vertical Profiles of Aerosols in the Lowest 200m of the Atmospheric Surface Boundary Layer in Optimizing Concentrated Solar Energy Power Plant Operations"

Date: December 2nd, 2015
Place: Munich, Germany
Agenda: agenda_20170302.pdf" target="_blank">Agenda of the Workshop

Presentations

Welcome & Introduction to DNICAST

Solar tower plant modelling: needs and current practices

Determination of atmospheric attenuation from ground measurements

Aerosol LIDARS and ceilometers: capabilities for near real time profiling in the first 200 metres

Estimating extinction coefficient and aerosol concentration profiles in the atmospheric surface boundary layer with commercial lidar ceilometers

An overview of DNI measurement techniques and their related uncertainties

Satellite and ground-based remote sensing observations of tropospheric aerosols: From total column to vertical profiles

Vertical profiles of aerosols in the lowest 300 m ? what can we see in CALIPSO observations and COSMO-MUSCAT model

Capabilities for modelling/forecasting aerosol vertical and horizontal distributions in the atmospheric surface boundary layer (0-200M) including dust



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Workshop Participants

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1st End-User Workshop: "Energy sector end-user requirements for direct normal irradiance nowcasting and forecasting"

Date: 7th May, 2014
Venue: Madrid, Spain IFEMA, Ferria de Madrid (GENERA 2014), SALA A5.1

Objectives: To collect expression of needs (requirements) for a DNI nowcasting system, to document current practices for forecating DNI and to inerface to SDSWAS community.
Agenda: Download the agenda here.

Presentations

Welcome & Introduction to DNICAST

Welcome, Objectives and Programme of the Workshop

Potential nowcasting applications and their requirements for concentrating solar power plants

Torresol, forecasting DNI requirements for operation of STE commercial plants

Forecasting DNI Requirements ? A Case Study for Parabolic Trough Power Plants

Meteorological Forecasting of DNI clouds and aerosols


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A group picture of the workshop participants, including the Advisory Board (AB) members, at IFEMA, Ferria de Madrid, Spain